Did anyone have a bigger coming out party in 2016 than Andrew Miller?
The 31-year-old lefty capped off an incredible season by being the first non-closing relief pitcher to win the ALCS MVP.
Now, Miller is hoping he can use his dominant left arm to help Team USA win the World Baseball Classic.
The WBC is set to kick off on March 6, a mere four months since Miller and the Indians season ended in heartbreak following Game 7 of the World Series.
After carrying the heaviest workload of his career, Miller said, "my plan is to be there the whole way through."
In 74 regular season innings last year, Miller posted a 1.43 ERA and an unworldly 13.7 K/BB ratio. Add his almost perfect 20 innings from the postseason, and Miller totaled 94 innings last year.
Ughhh I don't like that Andrew Miller is going to pitch in the WBC — Michelle (@shell24_7) January 31, 2017
If I were an Indians fan, I'd be a bit concerned if my biggest bullpen weapon, who is on the wrong side of 30 was pitching stressful innings in March.
Nonetheless, tons of respect for Miller's desire to make his flag proud and bring back some hardware for the United States!
If Miller is half as dominant as he was in the ALCS, the WBC might be coming home to the Red, White, and Blue this year.